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Student Converts Talent Into Prestigious School of Rugby Selection.

A promising rugby player has taken his first steps towards his dream of a professional rugby career.

Year 10 student Jack Warrior has been selected to join the East Midlands School of Rugby after being scouted while taking part in match held before a Northampton Saints game.

The 6ft 3in 15-year-old will be joining the team for the first training session at Franklin's Gardens at the end of April and if he does well he could be selected for the prestigious Northampton Saints Academy.

The student said: "I can't really believe it has happened, but I train hard and put my all into the game as it's my passion.

"My dream is to go on and play professionally and it would be great to play for England."

The teenager plays in the second row for the Stewarts and Lloyds Rugby Football Club under 15 team.

He has been involved in the game since he was ten and is spurred on and supported by his dad Graham, who  is coach at the Corby club.

Mr Warrior said: "This is the first step towards a professional rugby career for Jack and it is a great achievement."

Northampton Saints' Academy has long been considered the blue-print for club academies and has consistently produced players capable of playing professional rugby on a full-time basis.

If Jack does make it into the Saints Academy he will be joining the likes of World Cup winning duo Steve Thompson and Ben Cohen who both trained through the Saint's system.

Stewarts and Lloyds Rugby Football Club is looking for new players from age six and upwards.

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